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ironic way. >> reporter: and with more movies in the pipeline, by the time this saga is over, there may be twilight grandma conventions too. neal karlins, abc news, hollywood. >> certainly not what you would expect, now, is it? >> grandmas. waiting in line to see a movie about vam pirs. stay withes fur "good morning america," coming up at 7:00. >> and for updates anytime, check our our website. >> thanks for watching "america just moments away, a sex assault on a popular path. police are still looking for a suspect. we will have a live report. defense secretary robert gates says the u.s. is ready for a quick troop buildup. >> a person like oprah winfrey
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does not come along very often. >> is it the end of an error? oprah winfrey is signing off after more than two decades. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. good friday morning. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. we made it to friday. >> ahead -- i heard a strange rumble of thunder. >> a system was pushing across our area. there was some thunder and lightning mixed in there. the system has moved out. we're in the upper 40's. it wille quite pleasant today. we will have temperatures in the low 60's with a fair amount of sunshine. we have breaking news on the
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traffic front. it has to do with 66. >> when i got into the traffic center, they told me brian van de graaff broke the story. he is discussing 66 the spell. a truck and a van collided right after it for 95 for traffic going east on 66. you can see a lot of cleanup on the way. you cannot continue past the beltway on 66. you can access the exits for the beltway itself. you have to go north on to 495 to access 66. elsewhere, not much to report in maryland and require a ride in and out of baltimore. will have more of this breaking news. first we go to top stories. >> thank you. a popular hiking trail has
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become a crime scene. >> police are looking for a sex assault suspect. this happened last night at the sligo creek parkway. matt brock has more. >> last night, police searched for clues on the path that runs below the carol avenue bridge in takoma park. it happened around 5:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. a woman was attacked and pulled into the woods or she was sexually assaulted. police worked well into the night, combing through what they could save. >> that was matt brock reporting. after police made an arrest in the robbery and murder of a popular liquor store owner. >> i am glad.
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the one not be hurting anybody else. >> police arrested andres lopez. he is charged with first-degree murder. police say he and another man robbed and killed rufina hernandez even, though she had given them money. police say they have strong leads of the second suspect. the senate health care plan will face its first big hurdle tomorrow night. senate democrats need 60 votes to move it forward. the vote would clear the way for the debate on the senate floor next month. republicans say the bill is too expensive and it has too many tax hikes. pentagon officials say they are ready to boost troop levels in afghanistan. robert gates says the pentagon will be able to move troops and
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supplies quickly if they are needed. the president is expected to make an announcement after thanksgiving. robert gates says he will withdraw troops from iraq next spring. there will be a 45-day review at the shooting rampage at fort hood. it will look into gaps into how the military identified service members who might be a threat to others. catherine clark will head up this review. -- vernon clark will head up this revi. they are ordering executives to notify the board before denying a request from the oversight group. they are responding to a report that said metro was
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boring investigators to walk along live tracks to monitor safety proceedings. it is now official. oprah winfrey is calling it quits, at least from daytime tv. she will announce today she is ending her syndicated talk show on september 9, 2011, after its 25th season. she will start a new show on her own network. the oprah winfrey networked will be in about 75 million homes. >> that will be a sea change in afternoon television viewing. >> all of the networks will feel the effects. we have 50 degrees in rosslyn. >> a disabled child attacked on the d.c. school bus. now a mother is demanding
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answers. >> nothing to do with it. >> we will see what fans are saying about the "tw
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morning, father point 9. welcome back to "good morning washington." -- your time as 5:09. >> adam caskey is down at east potomac park. your position for great sun rises. there are always some fisherman down there. >> normally, there are fishermen. we are across from east potomac park at the southwest waterfront this morning. it smells a little like fish around here, which does not bother me. it gets you in the mood. let's talk weather. it is mild, a mild start today. we're in the low to mid 50's pretty much everywhere across the region. let's look the other. -why temperatures. this guy has cleared and conditions are much better than we had at this time yesterday.
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we do not have the fog and rain showers. we are 46 degrees in martinsburg. leesburg, 47. gaithersburg, and 50. a lot of sunshine today. very different from yesterday. sunny, dry, comfortable. temperatures will be near 60 degrees. looking pretty good into tomorrow, as well. now back to lisa baden with our friday commute. >> there is an accident 66 eastbound just after 495. for those who want to continue past the beltway, you cannot. this is video of an accident that happened shortly after 3:00 a.m. this morning. 66 eastbound is closed just after 495. traffic cannot exit onto the inner and outer loop. traffic is forced to go north on 495 and over to leesburg
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pike. there was a fuel spill. there is a lot of cleanup underway. if you normally travel north on 495, you need to understand there will be more traffic between 66 and route 7 with people normally going past the beltway that will be joining you. we're not talking about maryland because there's not much to say. kind of the normal stuff to say on the baltimore. good out of baltimore. >> thank you. just about 5:12. there will be a lot of sleep the students in class today. you cannot blame on "new moon" mania. " we are obsessive. >> these fans lined up in alexandria to see if the midnight showing of the second installment in e "twilight" vampire series.
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one group even flew in from florida to see it with their friends. it is expected to bring in more than $100 million this weekend alone. >> it is pretty low-budget movie. they're not spending a lot on advertising. it is a huge phenomenon. >> the popularity of the book made it so popular. 5:12, 50 degrees. >> a mother's search for answers after her daughter shows up to school with a scab wound. >> we will tell you about the latest report in today's top stories. you're w get to the jcpenney huge sale now for big savings on holiday gifts.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic.
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this is "good morning washington," on your side. welcome back. in our top stories, police are looking for a man who allegedly attacked a jogger in potomac park. a woman in her 20's was running along sligo creek parkway when a man pulled her into the woods and sexually assaulting her. the victim is expected to recover. >> astronauts will spend more time moving supplies. they have completed the first of three space walks, cooking up a spare antenna on lake international space station. >> the new guidelines about mammograms and now perhaps smears. women in their 20's should have pap smears every two years instead of annually.
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doctors called the atomic of the report coincidental. a local woman said her disabled daughter was stabbed on a d.c. school bus. she demanding answers from the school. the girl attends a school for handicapped children. she was on a school bus last friday when somehow her hand was slashed. her mother said the bus driver called her and said a student attacked the child. it took six stitches to close the wound. she remains in the hospital after getting pneumonia. the school said she was not stabs and that she cut herself. >> it is crazy. it is absolutely crazy. there is no way possible she could do that. >> police tell us the mother did file a police report but they cannot give us an update on the
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status of the investigation. 5:17. we have breaking news on 66. >> we will show you a live picture of what traffic looks like getting to the beltway on eastbound 66. traffic is starting to stack up. this is less than a mile from the beltway. we will show you why there will be quite a backup. 66 east is closed after the beltway. if you want to continue towards leesburg pike, you have to go north on the beltway towards tysons. take the next exit and then go in. the was a crash shortly after 3:00 a.m. and still have 30 to 40 minutes of cleanup before they consider opening 66 eastbound. >> we do have temperatures this morning in the upper 40's. rain moved down from last night.
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48-hour right now in chantilly. 52 in annapolis. -- 48 right now in an output -- in chantilly. sunshine will return to it. very comfortable conditions. will seat numbers in the low 60's. -- we will see numbers in the low 60's. there will be a fair amount of sunshine around. i do not think for rain will move and throughout the evening. it will linger at the beginning of next week. there could be some now and snow on thanksgiving. >> thank you. youtube for the hard of hearing. >> google wants to take over your computer. vinita nair explains. >> googled gives a sneak peek of its new operating system for computers. it is expected to be on computers for the holidays next
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year. the software is scheduled to run on inexpensive computers and will boot up in seconds. youtube is making it easy for the hearing impaired to enjoy videos. they will generate captions for video. the technology is still a work in progress. it will be available on just a handful of youtube channels. youtube hopes it will expand the feature overtime. couch potatoes can now take your tv with you. one device isn't flow device personal television. we tested it out. >> there are some issues. it is not going to work everywhere. the quality will not confuse anybody with hdtv.
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there are only about 10 channels at this. and lastly, there is the price. $250 plus a monthly fee. it is too expensive. you can read the full column on the first iphone accessory. the star wars shop is selling two different cases for the iphone. the cases cost $30 each. for more information, log onto the tech page at those are your tech bytes. i am vinita nair. the time is just about 5:21 on this friday morning. >> injuries continue to plague the redskins. fans do not want any excuses. it is beat dallas time. we will look ahead to sunday's
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big game. >> later on "oprah," you'll meet a breakout star of the critically acclaimed movie " precious."
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game time decision. the swelling is starting to go down. some of the players in the locker room said they expect him to play at game time and they need him. he is a whole plugger. >> we have to make sure we're doing our best job. it is physicawhen you have 24 in the game. they can hit you in so many different ways that you have to make sure your solid across the board. >> the dallas cowboys are favored by 11. have a great day. >> thank you. just about 5:25. let's get the latest headlines in business. linda bell joins us live from new york with that. >> good morning. happy friday. today is shaping up to be a flat opened on wall street. stock index futures are little
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changed. investors will continue to monitor the situation at time warner. the stock fell 1.5% yesterday. they will cut as many as 2500 jobs. pale well used to be headquarters in dallas before they bought time warner in 2001. at that time, it was the biggest merger in history. aol is set to be spun off from time warner next month. they will begin the firings if not enough people to volunteer. a wall what have about 4600 employees. there were about 18,000 before the merger. brush up on your poker skills if you want a job. people are looking for professional poker players to find new talent. successful players have the self control and confidence that is useful when it comes to make big
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profits under plot -- under pressure. that is your business news. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, i am linda bell. doug and alison, back to you. >> thank you. 5:26. we have 50 degrees. the news continues at 5:30. >> good news in the fight against swine flu. serious infection rates are dropping across the country. >> getting gangs off the streets of suburban maryland. we have details on a big indictment. but the queen of talk gives up her throne. what is next for oprah winfrey, coming up. >> we are live in the weather center where we are tracking some nice whether moving in this weekend.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. this happened because we did this. we did this. >> after 25 years as the queen of daytime tv, oprah winfrey is signing off. weome back to "good morning washington" on a friday. we will have much more on that story in a moment. >> we begin with your traffic and weather every 10 minutes. i heard the rumble of thunder last night. >> apparently today she will talk about it on her show. we will find out. >> maybe brett favre of talk. >> will she go to the vikings? >> she will not be gone for good.
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>> we did have some thunder last night. it moved out. it will be sunny and nice. it is our gift for you. giving thanks. upper 40's this morning with a light wind. lots of sunshine today, dry, uncomfortable. it looks like a nice day ahead of us with temperatures 59 to about 63. is 66 still closed? >> brian van de graaff broke the story. he was the first one to come across this scene. an accident with aruck and a van. there was diesel fuel spilled 66 east at 495. we have video of this crash that has 66 east closed at the beltway. you can travel into falls
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church. as you can see, a lot of emergency equipment is on the scene. give them at least another 40 minutes before the continue travel through the area. we're keeping an eye on this developing story. >> thank you. a major announcement from oprah winey. in september of 2011, she is going to be signing off. >> she has sent thousands of lives. philip stewart is live with more on the big announcement. >> good morning. later this morning, we will hear from oprah herself about her future plans when her show is live from chicago. the announcement confirms rumors that one of the most iconic shows on television will end its run in less than two years. from the giveaways, up to the
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interviews, "the oprah winfrey"winfrey will end its run after 25 years on the air. >> corporate is the biggest personality in the industry. >> she uses her fame and wealth for causes, raising money to fight diseases. she helped launch other stars like dr. phil and rachael ray. she elevated chicagos profile in a failed olympic bid. after backing barack obama for president, she got emotional in grant park over the election. >> this happened because we do this. >> her net worth is estimated at $2.7 billion. more than two decades after its premiere, her show attracts over 7 million viewers each day.
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important point here, a statement from the production company hands her career is far from over and that she may start up new talk-show on her own network which is set to debut in 2011. we will know more today after today's taping. you can watch it right here on abc 7 right here at 4:00. >> thank you. the time now is 5:33. police are trying to find out who attacked a woman along a bike pelt at sligo creek trail in takoma maryland. this happened at 5:00 yesterday on a path that runs below the carol avenue bridge. a woman in her 20's was jogging when she was attacked. she was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover. police have charged one man
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and are looking for another in the murder of a popular liquor store owner. andres lopez was arrested yesterday. police say he and another man robbed and killed rufina hernandez at her northwest store nearly two weeks ago even though she gave them the money they demanded. a grand jury indicted 19 members of a street gang on racketeering charges. this indictment claims the members conspired to commit arson. there were parades in maryland. one remains at large. they face a maximum sentence of life in prison. nor holmes norton is trying to reach a compromise over same- sex marriage. the catholic church is threading to end its social programs in
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d.c. if gay marriage is legalized. they will have to offer benefits to same-sex couples. the council is scheduled to vote on the issue december 1. we are learning more about the e-mails o. u.s. intelligence agencies intercepted 18 e-mails, 15 of them were from major nidal hasan. two of them were replies from a cleric. hasan wrote i cannot wait to join you in the afterlife. in another message, he asked, when is jihad appropriate? and is a permissible if you're in a sense killed in a suicide attack? the swine flu appears to be easing. over the past two weeks, the numbers of cases dropped. there are cases of your doctor
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visits. the virus is unpredictable and we could see another increase in the number of cases. officials say thanksgiving travel has the potential to increase the spread of the virus. . 2 million doses have been allocated in virginia. shipments went out this week to colleges and universities. 27 deaths have been reported throughout virginia. we have information on the swine flu and how to protect yourself. just log on tour website, 5:37, up 50 degrees. we all know teenagers love "twilight." but what about the critics? >> we will tell you why one father is fighting a facebook first. >> we will have a check on the skies and the streets. we have a major accident on 66
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>> hello, i'm steve. >> i am steve. >> we are the jersey boys. good morning, washington. 5:40 on this friday.
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your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's check in with adam caskey. he is live this morning in southwest washington. how does it feel at this early hour? >> unbelievable. for mid november, it is near 50 degrees everywhere. and in the low to mid 50's in some cases. we're checking in at 52 degrees at the storm chaser. we should be in the upper 30's right now. we're much milder than that. it's a sunny, dry, comfortable day today. mostly we're near orinda low to mid 50's. some locations are in the upper 40's at this time. 49 in burke. 52 -- 62 for a high temperature today. comfortable and in the mid 50's tomorrow. we have breaking traffic. >> 66 eastbound. we will go to the breaking news
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and some live pictures from our friend john lewis on the scene of this. he is taking live pictures of 66 eastbound after the beltway, cleanup of iraq. fairfax fire units have left the scene of the accident. vdot is saying give them another 20 to 30 minutes and it will have traffic getting by. if you exit onto 66 east, you have missed this crash. you cannot continue passed the bill went on 66 east, out of the gannett into falls church. that is what you're looking at live in this picture here. they are making some progress. a heavy duty record has arrived and it will have everything gone shortly, we're hearing. maybe another 30 minutes. with more information, let's go back to alison and doug.
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>> thank you. 5:42 is your time on this friday morning, about 50 degrees. >> a touching tribute to a journalism -- journalism and giant. the military versus the media over sarah palin. you're watching "good morning washington." get to the jcpenney huge sale now for big savings on holiday gifts. get an instant $10 off when you spend $50. doorbusters th saturday. save on clothes for her,... ...for him,... ...for kids,... ...and holiday décor. goo ... to see everything on sale. jcpenney.
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington," with doug mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. checking our top stories on
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this friday morning. it is the end of an era for daytime tv. oprah winfrey will announce she is ending her show on september 9 of 2011 after 25 years. rumors are swirling that she is starting a new show on her own network which is set to debut in 2011. >> new details in the death of a north carolina girl. police say she was raped and strangled. her body was found on monday. there will been seen on tape has been charged with her killing. her mother has been charged with selling per own daughter for sex. " when sarah palin visit fort bragg for a book signing, not all media will be allowed in. it will allow limited access to her. they plan to ban coverage altogether for fear it would turn into a platform to attack president obama.
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>> a local man is outraged about what the school made is writing about his daughter on facebook. edward sargent's attends college and recently friend did an older teenager that she barely knew. she is alarmed by what the older girl wrote on her wall. >> slanderous, threatening and x-rated. she needs protection. she needs someone to let her know at she does not have to worry about this. >> he is demanding the school take action against the older teenagers. they're moving to have a meeting with the girl's parents. 5:48 on this friday morning. we have 50 degrees. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> big problems on eastbound 66. >> shortly after 3:00, a tractor-trailer and a van
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collided. fairfax fire has left the scene. this is live on 66 beast just after the exit for 495. this is a travesty on the right side. you cannot continue past the beltway on eastbound 66. vdot is on the scene and says they need another 20 to 30 minutes. >> i imagine 66 c-span will be tied up for much of the morning. -- i imagine 66 eastbound will be tied up for much of the morning. it is comfortable at side. 52 degrees right now along the water. some lovely boats are gently floating in the harbor. the winds are picking up, about 10 miles per hour out of the north. it will usher in some slightly cooler air for tomorrow and into sunday. we will drop down to the low to
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mid 50's for highs. let's talk about some of the rainfall totals from yesterday. it was impssive in some locations. 1.41 inches in the district. in bethesda, just over an inch. in my backyard, i had only 1/3 of an inch. you get some isolated and localized higher amounts. high and dry today. a good chance to dry out. a lot of sunshine and comfortable. bill little above average today. temperatures will be normal. for more details, happy friday to brian. >> heading into the weekend with the rain, the hope of clearing. we'll start with sunshine and anticipate some clouds. maybe even lower mid 60's with plenty of sunshine. we are normally in the mid 50's
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at this time of year. sunshine in place today. high pressure over head. a comfortable day tomorrow. intercoms the next system. it moves in on sunday. it looks like showers on sunday should hold off till the evening. 60's today. clouds on the increase. showers by the evening on sunday and will linger till monday. maybe some cold air coming in for thanksgiving on thursday. that is a look at the weather. >> thank you. "in the depressed" will be part of a museum -- "meet the press" will be part of a museum starting today. >> the journalism museum will show this through 2010. family photos and some
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memorabilia. the only other journalists to get such prominent treatment is edward r. murrow. >> in such an interesting place. >> i wasn't tim russert's office once. i said if i have to do one more story about car safety, i am going to go crazy. will you give me a job back and he said, no. >> not your most successful interview. >> and not very impressive of an office. 5:52, up 50 degrees. >> we have more on the tractor trailer record on eastbound 66.
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some big changes in store for the future of montgomery county schools. >> they approved an improvement plan at a price tag of more than $1 billion. pamela brown has more with what students and parents can expect. >> they can expect some big changes, big improvements to montgomery county schools. this had an emotional response from parents. the price tag is steep.
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this is to build new schools in montgomery county and expand new ones. >> we're going to fight it. correct the fight ended for now after much deliberation by board members, they decided to delay the recommendation to close the school because of under roman. >> the journal feeling is that the deck is stacked. >> we need more time to work on whether we need this or not. >> i feel like this is the last day of a presidential election that has been as close as any in our lifetime. it has been that intense of focus. >> it calls for building two elementary schools in clarksburg, adding wings and modernizing others. the changes must be approved by the county council. and school board members say they want to appoint a
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committee of the look at alternatives about the under eollment issue at this elementary school. pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> that building plan comes as the counties money woes continue. they would get 20% signed last income-tax revenue this month than expected. >> that leaves a new budget hole on top of the $400 million buet gap already predicted. there is a lot more still to come in our second hour. >> major layoffs at aol. >> lisa baden is coming back to help you navigate your friday morning commute. you are looking at live pictures at the situation on 66 after a major accident there. lisa baden will run down all the tie-ups. lisa baden will run down all the tie-ups.
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and, oh yes, saving a lot of trees. kaiser permanente. thrive. coming up, a sex assault on a popular path. police are looking for a suspect. we will have a live report. >> reading between the lines. robert gates says the u.s. is ready for a quick trip buildup. >> a person like oprah winfrey does not come along very often. >> the end of an era. oprah
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